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Ban on back burner

Auckland Council backs away from fireplace ban, saying the city has bigger pollution problems.

Hats off to new sensor

New technology is telling an early childhood centre when hats and sunblock should be worn.

Baby snatch prompts security plans

Security improvements are still being made at Middlemore Hospital five months after a baby was snatched from maternity care.

Kids stride out with cricketers

It's no secret where Samuel Boyes' allegiances lie ahead of tomorrow's New Zealand-Australia ICC Cricket World Cup clash.

Event aims to raise $1000

A toy library's Children's Day event hopes to raise funds to keep the toys flowing.

Drive to make space more accessible

A New Zealander of the Year nomination recognises a project that could make sending a satellite into orbit much cheaper.

Butterflies thrive at school

Students from St Kentigern College are all a flutter after creating an award-winning butterfly habitat.

Heart won't hold teen back

Talented cricketing teen Rae Allright isn't about to let a heart condition keep her off the field.

Desperate to find a job

Solo mum has taken to holding signs asking for work at busy intersection.

Sinkers pose threat to moored boats

Surfcasters are wreaking havoc among moored boats at Shelley Park Beach in Howick.

Microscopic jellyfish sting beach-goers

Itchy rashes and large welts caused by microscopic jellyfish keep swimmers away.

Emily to the rescue

Emily Rushton is out to prove true superheroes don't fly – they run.

Teen shot in the arm

Police are appealing for help following the Christmas Eve shooting of a teenager in Auckland.

Postbox removal annoys

Wheelchair-bound Doreen Chandler cannot understand why Eastern Beach's only two postboxes have been removed.

Plain potty over plane spotting

As a plane becomes visible on the horizon a group of men, binoculars or camera in hand, emerge from their cars.

Run reds at your own risk

Four new red light cameras are coming to East Auckland in the New Year.

CAB hunts out new location

The Botany branch of Citizens Advice Bureau will close as the lease expires at its current premises.

Family spreading festive cheer

A snow machine, blow-up reindeer and Santa Claus himself are making Christmas dreams come true at one brightly lit household.

Policewoman's lasting lessons for kids

After serving schools for 32 years, police officer Adele White is calling it a day.

Concern over pollution, lighting, fumes

Opponents of a new BP petrol station can't believe it has been given the go ahead.

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